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Identity (2003)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
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Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

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Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new ... Written by Huggo

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,225,263 (USA) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$205,203 (Japan) (24 October 2003)
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The book seen in Ed's car as he picks up Paris is "Being and Nothingness" by Jean-Paul Sartre. See more »

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The prisoner is described as carrying an "Axis IV Dissociative Disorder." In psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatric disorders fall under Axis I, personality disorders and mental retardation fall under Axis II, medical disorders fall under Axis III, a general summary of psychosocial stressors (eg. health problems, money problems, or family problems, and rated as None, Mild, Moderate, or Severe) fall under Axis IV, and the patient's Global Assessment of Function score (GAF: 0 to 100) falls under Axis V. Dissociative Disorder is an Axis I diagnosis. See more »

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Caroline Suzanne: I am not staying here. Are you out of your mind?
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The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »

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All My Life
Written and Performed by Foo Fighters
Courtesy of Roswell Records / The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
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One of the best thrillers with a different ending
30 July 2004 | by (Jersey City, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Story genre: a thriller which borders on the lines of a horror movie

Storyline: 10 different ppl get stuck in a motel room on a stormy night.. they start getting killed one by one and the blame keeps shifting from one alive person to another

Cast: John Cusack rocks in his role - very well supported by the rest of the cast

+s : the suspense is maintained well, individual performances excellent background music

-s : the ending might not be appreciated by some folks


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